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M6T CQWW SSB 2015

March 26, 2016 Comments off

M6T CQWW SSB 2015I’m very happy to have been a small part of the M6T team for CQWW SSB 2015.

 

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JW/M1ACB form Svalbard

July 9, 2015 Comments off

JW5EI’ll be on Svalbard (EU-026) from 10-17 July 2015, operating as JW/M1ACB.

I’ll be travelling with G3ZAY, M0BLF, M0HSW, M0TJH and M0VFC, all operating as JW/home callsign from the QTH of JW5E in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

Potentially operating on 40m-10m, we are likely to have the best conditions on 30m, 20m & 17m, but we’ll also be watching for openings on 10m and 6m.

All operators will have their own arrangements for QSL, so please check qrz.com.

My own QSL route will only be via ClubLog OQRS with logs also uploaded to LoTW.

A huge thank you to the group for letting me join them and also to Gavin M1BXF for thinking of me when he unfortunately had to change his plans.

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GB2WTM at Woodbridge Tide Mill

May 10, 2015 Comments off

I spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon operating GB2WTM from Woodbridge Tide Mill, on the River Deben, with other members of the Felixstowe & District ARS during National Mills Weekend.

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GS3PYE/P on the Isle of Mull 2015

May 8, 2015 Comments off

GrasspointI’ll be travelling to the Scottish Isles with Camb-Hams again this year.

We will be returning to Grasspoint IO76EJ on the Isle of Mull (EU-008) and operating as GS3PYE/P from 15-21 May 2015.

Camb-Hams have been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008 and we will be travelling to the Isle of Mull again in 2015. Eleven operators will be active with multiple stations on HF on 3.5-28MHz SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK with dipoles and verticals and up to 400W if necessary.

VHF activity will be on 50MHz, 70MHz and 144MHz, all bands QRO with sizeable antennas.

VHF activity will be mainly JT6m or ISCAT on 50MHz, FSK441 on 70MHz and FSK441 and JT65b (for EME) on 144MHz, but SSB and CW is also possible, especially in any sporadic E propagation openings. Other modes by agreement. If internet connectivity allows, the VHF operators will monitor ON4KST Chat for terrestrial activity and N0UK JT65 chat for EME. You can submit your VHF sked requests online here: http://tiny.cc/gs3pyesked

Satellite operations on 2m & 70cm will use an Icom IC-910 and X-Quad antennas mounted on a fully automatic AZ/EL tracking system. We will likely be heard on JAS-2 (FO-29), OSCAR 7 (AO-7), SAUDISAT 1C (SO-50) and FUNcube-1 (AO-73).

The team will be active in the 80m CW CC event on the 21st May and in the 144MHz contest on the 16th and 17th. We may do very short side trips to Iona (EU-008) and the Treshnish Isles (EU-108), and probably some SOTA activations too. We’ll announce these nearer the time on the website.

Please QSL only via OQRS on ClubLog for direct or bureau cards.
Do not send any cards direct or via the bureau.

Most importantly, we are a group of good friends doing what we enjoy, so please give us a call and enjoy the trip with us. We will be active on the major social networks before, during and after the trip. You can check on progress and interact with the operators via our blog at dx.camb-hams.com or through TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

Update : We had an excellent DXpedition to Mull, making a total of 10299 QSO’s on bands from 80m to 70cm. Photographs are available in my GS3PYE/P Mull 2015 gallery.

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CQWW SSB Contest 2014 Win

May 3, 2015 Comments off

M4AI played a very small part in the M4A team win in the CQWW SSB Contest 2014, but it’s really satisfying to see my callsign amongst the list of team members on the winners certificate for the Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter England category.

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GS3PYE/P on the Isle of Lewis 2014

March 18, 2014 Comments off

LewisI’ll be travelling to the Scottish Isles with Camb-Hams again this year.

We will be operating GS3PYE/P from the Isle of Lewis (IOTA EU-010) on 26 April – 3 May 2014.

Camb-Hams have been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008 and will be travelling to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides in 2014. Thirteen operators will be active on all bands and many modes from 4m to 80m, 2m & 70cm for Satellites and 2m & 23cm for EME.

The HF bands will be covered by five simultaneous stations, while the 6m & 4m stations will have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe from the island’s northern tip in IO68 square. All stations will be able to run at the full UK power limit.

EME operations will use 150W to 55 elements on 23cm and 400W to 17 elements on 2m. Primarily on JT65 but also available for CW skeds – if your station is big enough.

Satellite operations on 2m & 70cm will use X-Quad antennas and a fully automatic Az/El tracking system. Activity is planned on AO-7 (mode B), VO-52, FO-29, SO-50 & AO-73.

Contest operations will take place in the RSGB 70MHz UKAC on 29 April.

A number of the group hope to make an extra trip to operate as GS6PYE/P from the Shiant Isles (IOTA EU-112). They are aiming for afternoon/early evening operations on 28 April, but may switch to 30 April if the weather is bad.

The group will be active on HF mobile and APRS as they travel, starting on 25 April.
All the up-to-date plans and progress will be on dx.camb-hams.com

Most importantly, we are a group of good friends doing what we enjoy, so please give us a call and enjoy the trip with us. We will be active on the major social networks before, during and after the trip. You can check on progress and interact with the operators via our blog at dx.camb-hams.com or through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube .

Please email skeds-2014@camb-hams.com to arrange skeds on the more challenging bands and modes. VHF and EME skeds will also be made via ON4KST, HB9Q (1296) and N0UK’s EME Chat (144). All links are available via dx.camb-hams.com

Update : We had an excellent DXpedition to Lewis and the Shiant Isles.
Photographs are available in my GS3PYE/P Lewis 2014 and GS3PYE/P Shiants 2014 galleries and a  video of us operating GS6PYE/P from the Shepherds Hut on the Shiant Isles is available on YouTube. You might also enjoying watching our boat ride back form the Shiants after the weather changed a bit.

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G100RSGB with F&DARS

July 24, 2013 Comments off

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I’ll be operating RSGB Centenary station, G100RSGB with F&DARS on 26/27 July 2013, from a former US Defense [sic] Communications Station on the eastern edge of Ipswich. The site used to be responsible for providing communications for the effective global command and control of US and NATO forces in Europe and South East Asia, before it finally closed in 1992. More details of the history of the station are available from the Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group

FDARS G100RSGBF&DARS will be making this a special club weekend and will be encouraging as many of it members to operate the station as possible. Many of those members won’t have operated a special event station like this before, so please give them a call and help to make it a very enjoyable weekend.

We hope to be operating two or three HF stations, with occasional operation on VHF and UHF.
Locator JO02ob / WAB TM24 / IOTA EU-005 / RSGB Region 12

Watch the RSGB Alerts and Spots or follow G100RSGB on Twitter to keep up-to-date.

As if that wasn’t enough for one weekend, F&DARS will also be operating GB2SAH from the same site, as part of the Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group Military Heritage weekend taking place there on 27/28 July. We’ll switch to GB2SAH on Sunday, after G100RSGB passes to Loughton & Epping Forest ARS.

Update : Thank you to everyone who contacted us, either as G100RSGB or GB2SAH. We had a very successful but exhausting long weekend of radio. We are very happy to have made 1185 contacts as G100RSGB. Photographs are available in my FDARS G100RSGB gallery.

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